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As Unemployment Drops, Gains Made by Women in the Workforce Remain Threatened by Historic Job Losses and Lack of Childcare

In January, women made a little more than 50 percent [...]

By |2020-06-23T13:58:02-04:00June 23, 2020|IWPR|0 Comments

Women and the Care Crisis: Valuing In-Home Care in Policy and Practice

The paper suggests that to improve the quality of in-home care jobs, address the industry’s anticipated labor shortage, and ensure that high-quality care is available in the United States, it is necessary to increase the value attributed to care work through critical changes in public policies and practices. These changes would benefit not only the women and men who are care workers or recipients, but also the nation overall. As a sector in which job growth is especially rapid, the care industry is integral to the U.S. economy; as a result, any changes that help to fill the gap in this industry and improve conditions for its workforce will strengthen the nation’s economy as a whole.

By |2021-05-07T14:10:25-04:00June 11, 2020|Briefing Paper, Publications|Comments Off on Women and the Care Crisis: Valuing In-Home Care in Policy and Practice
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